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Friday, March 30, 2012

At the end of my 90 days!

I haven't been on here as much as I should've been the last few weeks and I'm so sorry about that. I have been working really hard and have made amazing progress! I am so happy with the amazing difference the working out and eating clean has made in the way I look and feel. I started out 238.5 lbs and a size 22 in my jeans at the beginning of the year, and now I'm comfortably fitting in my size 16 jeans I bought a little while ago and wearing some shirts that I bought in the normal section and not plus size anymore I am also down 19.5 lbs to 219 lbs!! I love it!

So I want to explain what exactly has been going on with me the last 3 weeks. I was all of a sudden unmotivated, tired, and eating cereal almost by the boxful! A week ago I found out that we are expecting Baby #2. I'm only 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant at this point, but it was a complete surprise. We were wanting another baby, but I was taking some time to get the weight off first LOL. At least I got the 19.5 lbs off before hand.

What happens next for me?? I'm going to see if I'm going to be as sick as I was with my daughter. I threw up about 10 to 20 times a day from 8 weeks to 7 months, so I'm not counting on this pregnancy to be any different, but if I'm lucky and feel better this time I'm going to be a lot more active and even if I'm sick I'm going to make an effort to walk and workout a little on the days I'm not feeling as bad. I'm going to keep blogging, I'll try to blog about once a week or more if I can also. So if you want to know how my weight gain, healthy eating and working out are going please keep reading my blog! You guys keep me motivated!!!

I'm very excited about our new addition to our family and I'm also very glad that I did Power 90 and Zumba and lost some weight before I have baby #2! Here is my before and after pic from my 90 days! Also I'm putting the fun pic I took of Olivia as my announcement for facebook!




Friday, March 23, 2012

Lots of craziness!

Here it is day 82, and I've lost 19 lbs so far! I haven't been able to post lately cause I had so much going on. I was sick, then my baby was sick, and lots of other stuff had me busy till late enough that I went to bed instead of posting on here, so I apologize for that. But I'm back and I'm going to try to be on here more often!

I have been doing power 90 and zumba, and I'm going to take a break from Zumba for awhile and just focus on some of the beach body programs instead. I am going to finish up my 90 days doing power 90 and then do some P90X workouts 3 to 5 times a week along with walking and using our elliptical once we fix it. I'm going to keep going with my weight loss, but I'm going to wait and do Insanity later on.

I went to Zumba for the last time for awhile last night and used the last punch on my card. It was an amazing workout, but I was still a little under the weather, but I'm glad I went!

Tonight I'm going to do some power 90, I need to look and see if its the cardio or strength tonight lol. I'm a bit of a space cadet these days!

I did get my heart rate monitor in and I love it, I'll post a pic of the box and you can find it on amazon, but if you are interested in your heart rate and how many calories you are burning during a workout I recommend this one!


Our dinner last night, grilled chicken breast, steamed broccoli for Olivia, roasted veggies, and brown rice!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 73

Sorry I haven't blogged every single day, my husband was gone on a quick trip to Anchorage from 4am to 8pm last night, so I didn't do any workouts other than a walk with my daughter and did some Zumba on the wii yesterday.

Today I was busy for sure!! I woke up early around 6 am and got ready to go for a jog. I started doing the couch to 5k running program again, which I loved doing in the past. I love the fact that I'm in better shape this time around so I could run a little faster. Then I had downloaded some Zumba music that I know we had done in class and did 3 routines while the girls crawled around and the little girl I watch danced with me a little.

I went to Zumba tonight and finally got my heart rate monitor to work other than my bra or something got in the way a few times, so I know I burned about 1100 calories during the class. Then I did ab ripper 200 and about 1/2 of my power 90 sculpt workout, cause for some reason its not so easy on my wrists, so I did the parts of the workout I could. I have some carpal tunnel in my wrists from being a Barista for years, so for some reason some of the workouts are making it come back. So I'm just doing what I can now.

As far as diet goes I did really well all day, but I could've eaten a little less at lunch time. I don't have any pics today cause I took a ton of pics of my daughter today instead LOL.

Monday, March 12, 2012

My weekend and day 71!

This weekend was pretty busy with going to church and lots of cleaning around my house! I didn't do much working out, but I did Power 90 two of the days and went for a walk the last few days with my daughter to make sure she got a late nap.

Can I just say I'm loving the time change! Olivia was going to bed at 6pm and waking up around 5am I had been trying to get her to go to bed later and wake up later, but it wasn't working. Daylight savings time fixed it for me! Now she goes to bed at 7pm or 7:30pm and wakes up around 6 or 6:30! Now starting tomorrow I'm going to wake up around 5am and have a small snack and get an extra workout in. Its actually possible now!

I went to Zumba tonight and I'm not doing any extra workout tonight, cause I'm planning on doing extra in the morning. I'm glad that I did get some cleaning done around here, cause my house was a disaster!!!

Well I hope you all had a good weekend and I'll catch you all tomorrow night!

Dinner from Friday. Pan cooked lemon pepper Tilapia and broccoli. We had brown rice also, but it wasn't done yet when I ate my dinner.


 Getting carrot sticks ready ahead of time to eat for snacks for a few days.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 67

It finally feels like something has really clicked and I'm on a roll now and no one can stand in my way! I know I only have 23 days left doing the power 90 with some supplemental workouts, but I still have a long ways to go till I get to my goal weight, and I can't wait to get there. I'm ready to put in the hard work.

The diet is the hardest because my daughter is eating table food now, and can't eat everything I eat yet, so I'm making different things for her so I do eat a little more than I should each day, and also my husband isn't eating completely clean and working out yet, so some of the things he cooks on occasion aren't always the best either. So I've been trying a lot harder lately to make sure I don't eat the food my daughter and the other girl I watch don't eat. No more gold fish crackers and grilled cheese for me. So far I'm doing well.

Today was a great day! I was in a great mood and got to sleep in a little while my hubby watched Olivia, and I got a lot done around the house. My daughter started waving today too, which is just amazing to me! You have no idea how moments like that are going to feel until you have your own kid. I didn't believe that until I had my own.

I went to zumba, and after I got home I did some ab workouts and a few push-ups. I'm going to do the circuit/sculpt workout for power 90 tomorrow and the cardio also. I had to take it a little easy cause my left wrist has been acting up when I do some of the circuit workouts.

I weighed in again this morning, cause I was too curious to wait till next week, and I had lost another half pound, so I'm down 15.5 lbs total now. I'm so glad I'm seeing more progress. Well I need to get in the shower and go to bed, I want to try to be asleep by 10 instead of 11 tonight.

My lunch, a tuna melt made with canned tuna packed in water, fresh spinach leaves, veganaise, mustard, chopped up jarred jalepenos, chopped red onion, with american cheese on Ezekiel bread.

Dinner was a salad and a beef pot roast with potatoes. We never eat white potatoes, but we decided it was ok since it had been months. I go for the pieces with less fat or cut the fat off.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 66 a little more Insanity!

Today was a great day. I  ate really well all day and even avoided the vanilla ice cream my husband had this evening! I wasn't even tempted, so that was awesome. I didn't snack on the kids leftovers, which I have a hard time with normally and I weighed in this morning and have lost another pound so I'm down 15 lbs now! I'm so glad I keep seeing results! I know I can do this long term, I just need to stay focused on my goals and the reasons I'm doing this in the first place.

I went for a walk with my daughter today because it was gorgeous out and I needed to take advantage of the sunshine while its here! I also got some great cuddle time with her when she was napping. Something woke her up when she was in her crib, and for the first time in months (since we did sleep training) she fell back to sleep in my arms and I got to snuggle with her. She always sleeps in her crib, so I really missed that!

After dinner I watched some Grey's Anatomy on Netflix and then went down to the garage and tried the Insanity workout again! I love it!! Its so hard and I was pouring sweat and I can't do everything, but thats what  I love about it! After I finish doing power 90 I really leaning towards doing Insanity next! After my shower my hubby and I watched the new Adam Sandler movie, which was pretty funny, and relaxed a bit.

I love days that are uneventful but I still get my workouts in and have time with my husband and my daughter. It couldn't get any better than that.

A pic of me with Olivia napping!

The roasted chicken I made for dinner. Olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and an half an onion stuffed in the chicken. 350 degrees for an hour and a half. The things that make the biggest difference with roasted chicken is to pull the skin away from the breast and get the olive oil under the skin. It makes it way more tender. Also rub in the spices after you rub in the olive oil!

My dinner I shared with my daughter. Chicken, brown rice, steamed carrots.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 65 and back on track!

All right, I'm officially out of my slump! I woke up this morning on a mission! When my daughter went back to sleep around 7am I did P90X cardio X cause I forgot that the power 90 dvd was still upstairs. I made a salad and made sure I had lots of healthy snacks ready to go for the next couple days, and made sure I didn't make enough at breakfast for Olivia and the little girl I watch that I would end up eating some too.

I had a friend over to visit and that was pretty nice. She is my husband's best friends girl friend and her baby daughter, and I hope I wasn't too boring during the visit! We did get out of the house and to the grocery store which was nice considering on a normal week day I don't get to see anything but the inside of my house!

My daughter, who is getting 6 teeth in at the same time has been a nightmare from time to time the last couple weeks. She's a really happy baby most of the time, but she definitely is having more "moments" lately. I'm also amazed by how fast she is growing up! She will be 10 months old fairly soon, and I keep wondering where my tiny baby went. She is the most adorable thing ever, she's just getting so big!

My hubby made the veggies and rice to go with the chicken breast I made for dinner, and he made the yummy asparagus stir fry again. Then I went to zumba class after putting Olivia to bed and leaving Brandon at home with her. I felt so good in class. For the first time I felt smaller looking in the mirror! I did a lot better doing the routines than ever before, and it has to be that I have way more confidence than I did when I started going last month. After class I came home and did my power 90 circuit/sculpt workout! I feel so good knowing how much I accomplished today! Hopefully tomorrow will be as productive! I'm supposed to weigh in at home and for the Healthier Competition tomorrow or Thursday so I'm trying to get my butt in gear.

Here's a pic of my after workout snack and one of my favorites! Honey crisp apple and PB2!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 64

I need to apologize for not being on here the last few days. I tend to not blog on the weekends, and I really need to. Being on here every evening keeps me accountable and pushes me more. I also need to apologize for the funk I've been in the last 4 or 5 days. For some reason the one person commenting on my progress photos saying they couldn't see a difference really hurt! I just felt awful, like all my hard work wasn't paying off. I know, I know, I've lost weight, and I've gone down almost 6 pant sizes, but still, its hard hearing that. I need to grow a harder shell and not listen to things like that. Self esteem is one of those things I'm trying to build along with muscles :)

Well I'm back now, and I'm really going to push myself now that I've had time to sulk and get over the one bad review LOL. Thanks to my husband, instead of going to bed at 7pm I went down to the garage and did an Insanity workout. It was crazy hard, but I made it through 30 minutes before my legs and butt felt like they were going to fall off! I needed that to kick my ass back in gear. Tomorrow I am going to Zumba and either during the day or after the class I'm going to do my circuit workout. I'm going to try to do an hour and a half a day with one rest day a week until the end of my 90 days. I'm hopefully going to add in some P90X and some Insanity so I can decide which of the two I'm going to do after I'm done with power 90.

I also need to stop snacking on gold fish crackers and whatever else I have for the kids. I need to remember I'm stronger than the crackers, and not give into temptation. I also talked to my hubby and we are going to make sure we only have one cheat meal a week and plan which day its going to be on. Basically I need to do what I was doing in the beginning and have been slacking on.

So the pics I'm posting I found on pinterest and the original sites are linked from my workout board or my I will fit in this someday board. They are more for my own motivation, and for me to remember why I started doing this in the first place! I need to focus on my goals and what I've accomplished so far! My name on pinterest is Laura Kilian :)

This is one of my favorite ones!

I want to be able to look this cute in a nice striped sweater with my coffee :) I love stripes so much!

I also want to dress cute and casual and actually look cute and casual and not totally wrong in everything I wear.

I also want outfits to look the way they are supposed to and look put together. This is a plus size outfit, and I still couldn't look that good in it right now LOL. SOMEDAY I WILL!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 61

As I begin my last month of Power 90 I actually managed to workout this morning when my daughter took a nap. I was determined to do it. I even stayed up last night a little longer to make sure I cleaned the kitchen a little more than normal so I wouldn't have to do anything in the morning. I did my cardio workout and I can almost make it through all four sets of the jumping jacks/running/run lunges. I love that I can push myself a little further every time.

I ate really well all day until I started making the frosting for my husbands birthday cake for his "party" tomorrow. I made the chocolate gonache first for the filling and the top and it was delicious. I had never made a real birthday cake before, like an actual decorated cake. I had also never made gonache or buttercream frosting either. I had made a double fudge chocolate cake yesterday, two big layers. In the middle is the gonache, and the decorated part is buttercream and there is a little gonache on top too. It looks really good. I couldn't help but taste the frosting. I'm lucky I had a friend that I could borrow the decorating supplies from.  I'll put a pic of the cake on here when I'm done.

I was going to do the circuit workout tonight, but the cake took longer than I thought it would. I'm going to try to do another workout while Olivia is sleeping and do the circuit workout in the evening tomorrow after the birthday dinner.

I posted my progress pics on facebook last night, and someone I didn't know (a friend of a friend I guess) wrote on my pic that they couldn't see a difference!! It really shouldn't bother me that much since I know there is a difference, but still I can't help but feel a little frustrated. So needless to say I've decided I'm going to make the last month really count and do as much as I possibly can to get these pounds and inches off!! I'm not going to be done at the end of my 90 days of power 90! This is only the beginning, but I want to know that I gave it my all every time I do one of these programs!!

The birthday cake!

Dinner, asparagus (tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and a little salt and baked) and pan seared chicken (then baked)

Last nights dinner and today's lunch. Turkey chili my hubby made

My lunch yesterday. A sandwich on Ezekiel bread with feta, spinach, roasted turkey, veganaise, and mustard.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 60! Progress Pic day!

I was super excited to weigh in this morning since I hadn't weighed myself in a week, but I stepped on the scale and I weigh the same as I did last week! Oh well, my clothes are loser and I'm still 14 lbs lighter than I was when I started. I also had to go weigh in for the Healthier You contest this morning and by their scale I lost 1/2 a pound. So, thats good.

Today I had all four girls, and we did some fun projects. One was a flower project I printed a free stencil off that I found online, and the other was just a Macaroni project I kind of just made up LOL. My daughter was a terror today, no matter how many times you told her no and took her away from the things she isn't allowed to get into, she kept going back. I got a good workout chasing her around today.

I still wish I could get a workout in before she gets up but I'm not a morning person, so waking up at 4:30 to make sure I can workout in case she wakes up at 5:30 is never going to happen! I love that her going to bed early gives me time to workout and do things at night, but waking up that early makes it hard for me to do more exercise during the day.

I did go to Zumba tonight. I had fun, but for some reason it seems like I'm running out of steam. I know I need a couple more hours of sleep, and working out in the morning would help so I wouldn't be up so late doing that then blogging about it. I'll have to add that to my list of to dos. Get more sleep!!! I'm going to make sure to workout after Olivia goes back to sleep in the morning (unless she doesn't), so I can get my circuit workout done in the evening and the cardio done in the morning. If I can't do it when she is napping I'm going to do it while she is awake and just workout in the living room with the girls.

All right guys, here are my progress pics from Day 1, Day 30 and today Day 60! I'm going to workout twice as hard to make sure my Day 90 pics are awesome :)



Our art projects today!